The hospitality industry is fast growing, and it continues to provide opportunities for graduates to succeed in a wide variety of areas. This program provides a pathway for students to acquire the knowledge, skills and experience needed to work successfully in a wide range of hospitality business management careers. In collaboration with highly qualified and experienced industry professionals, this program is designed to provide students with the most updated and in-depth knowledge and skills in the hospitality world. This program is offered in collaboration with the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI). Widely recognized as the pre-eminent leader in hospitality certification, the AHLEI certifies hospitality professionals in all facets of the hospitality, hotel and tourism industry.
The 10 theory courses are provided in a blended form, via classroom, distance education, and applicable activities (i.e. guest speakers, field trips). It also includes a co-op placement to apply the knowledge and skills gained in class.
Students will be able to gain work experience in hotels, airline companies, cruise ship companies, motels, recreational resorts, convention and catering firms, private inns or tour companies. Some may find jobs in food service or housing departments of public service organizations such as hospitals, colleges and universities.
Graduates will be able to use standard hotel operation systems, demonstrate deep understanding of hospitality management, practice efficient marketing and sales skills, deal with human resource issues, hospitality facilities, and front desk operations, and manage food and beverage operation and hospitality accounting procedures.